Iranian asylum seeker dies on Nauru

Iranian asylum seeker dies on Nauru

Advocates are reporting an Iranian asylum seeker being held on Nauru has taken his own life, the twelfth person to die in Australian offshore detention centres.

Daniel McCulloch – News.com.au – 15 June 2018

An asylum seeker being held on Nauru is believed to have taken his own life, with the man’s body found by his wife and the centre locked down.

Refugee advocates said the 26-year-old Iranian man was found dead inside his family’s tent on Friday morning.

The man is the twelfth person to die in Australia’s offshore detention centres, and the fifth on Nauru.

It comes weeks after an asylum seeker took his own life on Manus Island

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